Maybe Arod and Mark Teixeira can double date with Madonna and Sheryl Crow. Latino Blanco Twin powers activate — form of a mild salsa! Form of a Tequiza tequila-flavored beer! Form of a Chardonnay Sangria! The Yanks sign Teixeira, figuring it would be easier than letting him sign with the Nationals and then buying the entire team. Everyone who has Teixeira in their 2009 fantasy keeper leagues just let out a huge sigh of relief. Thank God, he’s not going to the Nats. (Speaking of which, isn’t it weird that the Expos were baseball Siberia in Montreal and they move to Washington and they’re still a baseball Siberia? If you moved the Nationals to Anywhere, U.S.A, which also happened to be a hot bed for diehard baseball fans, suddenly no one would be interested. Guaranteed.) So, of course, the Yankees grabbed Teixeira. They only spent 6 kagillion dollars so far this winter. Way under the 10 kagillion The Boss gave Hankenstein to spend. Maybe they can lure Manny to the Bronx with the extra 2 kagillion. So what does this mean for Teixeira for fantasy baseball in 2009?
Tuh-SHARE-uh is a lock for 100/35/110/.300. Whereever he is playing. In the middle of the Yankees lineup, he’s good for the ceiling on his 2009 projections. Think 110 RUNS and 125 RBIs. It will be interesting to see what the New York media thinks of PABST (Post-All-star Break Stats Teixeira) when he gets off to his usual slow start. But, without fail, Teix always comes around to producing good numbers even if they have to wait until July. He was already going in the beginning of the 2nd round in 2009 fantasy baseball drafts and this should just solidify his place there. I could see Mark Teixeira going anywhere from 7th to 15th overall.